Feel the Groove and Make Your Moves

You should be dan-cing, yeahhh! Nothing picks up your mood faster than picking up your feet and getting your groove on. It works on every level – relieving stress, building muscle strength, improving balance and just making you feel good all over. A vigorous dance fever always cures the blues and gets you feeling energized. Best of all, we put together an irresistible set of dance tracks to get your whole body thumping and pumping. It’s just below the picture. C’mon, we’re playing your song!
April 24th, 2017|

Circle in on Mindful Drawing

Throughout each day, our minds are constantly racing. We’re continually thinking about what comes next, checking our things-to-do list and trying to stay ahead of schedule. Quite often, this leads to feelings of stress and tension. During these times, give yourself a much-needed break with mindful drawing. It will help wind down your frantic thoughts and restore your sense of calm and control. The goal isn’t to create wonderful art. In fact, there’s no reason to judge the art at all. Instead, it’s a process that helps you focus your thoughts to be mindfully in the moment. And it’s easy to do.
April 17th, 2017|

Note of Kindness

Look around your circle of friends and family. Is there someone out there who could use an act of kindness? A loving hug? Or maybe a supportive note? Reaching out to others in need does them a world of good. And, it helps you feel much better about yourself. This week, sit down. Clear your mind. And think of someone who deserves a touch of happiness. This generous gesture will help reduce stress in their life – and fill you both with warmth and love.
April 10th, 2017|

Managing Challenging Emotions

There are times when your anger grows so great, you can’t even see straight. It’s not only emotionally upsetting, it can increase your blood pressure and your risk of heart attack. Let’s face it, managing difficult emotions – such as anger, stress and frustration – requires extra effort. So, how do you bring these intense emotions under control?
April 3rd, 2017|

Art of the Now

Too often life seems to be rushing by like an out of control roller coaster. The frenetic pace and unexpected turns can lead to tension, stress and anxiety. Today’s mindfulness exercise helps alleviate these negative feelings. It teaches you how to slow down your world so you can see it in a more manageable perspective. The result is you’ll feel calmer, more centered and more in control. Best of all, you can practice this exercise anywhere. All it takes is a few spare moments.
March 27th, 2017|

Mindful Eating: Food for Thought

Food plays a vital role in our daily lives and offers a perfect chance to practice mindfulness each day. In this exercise, we’re using a cranberry, but any food works fine. The intent is to use all your senses to fully focus on the eating experience. You’ll gain a greater appreciation for the food we eat and reduce your feelings of stress.
March 20th, 2017|

Yoga Warrior: Strength and Focus

Awaken your inner warrior to feel your strength, focus and determination. This popular yoga pose and its variations will re-energize and rejuvenate you, helping to alleviate stress. As with any exercise, be careful to stretch and warm up properly.

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Warrior II is a simple and popular yoga pose [Read More]

March 13th, 2017|

Setting Healthy Intentions for the Week

Start this week with a fresh beginning. This exercise serves a dual purpose: It helps clear your mind of worries, stress and unhappiness. And it creates a clean slate for you to refresh your healthy intentions.
March 6th, 2017|

Step Up to Mindful Walking

Finding time and a quiet place to meditate isn’t always practical. However, Mindful Walking offers many of the same benefits, such as relieving stress and tension. And it may be easier to fit into your lifestyle. For instance, a morning dog walk could be the perfect chance to practice Mindful Walking each day. Actively [Read More]

February 27th, 2017|

Sunny Start to the Day

Feel the positive energy stream through your body as you start the week with the “Sun Salutation,” a yoga exercise that stimulates both body and mind. It’s a series of poses that stretch, flex and tone your muscles, while you meditate on calm, uplifting thoughts. Begin each day with the power and optimism of a bright morning sunrise. Try it now.
February 20th, 2017|